Careers for women to be promoted at free Forestry Commission event

A free event to be hosted at Barony College near Dumfries in Scotland aims to promote careers in forestry to women.

Careers in forestry can be rewarding for women Pic: FC
Careers in forestry can be rewarding for women Pic: FC

Hosted by Forestry Commission Scotland, the event will demonstrate the many careers open to women interested in working with trees.

Careers can vary from working in the timber sector to nature conservation, through to recreation management and working with local community groups and schools.

The event is to be held on 26 April at Barony College with registration from 12.15pm.

Heather Melville, from the Forestry Commission's human resources team, said:

"The face of forestry is changing and more women are finding very rewarding careers working with woodlands. Careers can vary from very physical harvesting jobs to demanding work with communities, children and wildlife.

"Many women come straight into the Forestry Commission from school, college, university or when returning to work. Our aim is to simply give some practical advice and support to any women who might be considering a future in forestry.

"The event is free and will be a great opportunity to speak to those already working in the industry and share first-hand experiences into the different types of careers and training available."

As well as guest speakers, people working within the Forestry Commission will be on hand to talk to anyone considering a career in forestry. The event is also being supported in partnership with the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 

Those wishing to attend should register in advance through and  email for further information.

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